Migration Agents & Your CV

There is an alarming trend developing. More and more clients are coming to me months after their emigration, sending me CVs that were prepared by their migration agents either as …

That Golden Ticket

For some clients, it would seem as though their freshly re-written CV is some sort of Golden Ticket that magically opens doors which were previously locked tighter than a bank …

CV References

Do NOT include the words “On Request” anywhere on your CV. Employers have hundreds of applications and CVs to go through, they are not going to stop to call your …

How Long is Your CV?

If it’s longer than two or three pages, in many, many cases the employer won’t even open it and you may as well not apply for the job. Where you …

Who Is Writing Your Future?

It seems every week there is another new CV writer out there in internet land, each one coming from nowhere with few referrals and very little writing background, but sensing …

Don’t Come Across as Arrogant

Don’t sound over-confident in your CV. What South Africans and other nationalities may see as confidence, Aussies and Kiwis see as arrogance a lot of the time. Ask any Aussie …

Are You On This List?

I often get asked if I write CVs for a particular industry, and thought this might be fun. This is a list of all the occupations I’ve written CVs for, …

Houston We Have A Problem

There are many reasons people don’t want to admit there may be a problem with their CV. In a lot of cases a parent, sibling, spouse or partner created the …